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Bridging The Gap
Barty stays at number one in spite of Wimbledon upset Barty stays at number one in spite of Wimbledon upset
PARIS: Ashleigh Barty hung on to top place in the WTA rankings on Monday despite crashing out of Wimbledon in the last 16. The French Open champion, who was hoping to become the first Australian to win at the All England Club since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, lost in three sets to the American Alison Riske. The top three of Barty, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova remains unchanged al...
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Wimbledon 2019: Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic final Wimbledon 2019: Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic final
LONDON: Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal “in one of his favourite ever matches”, 11 years after he lost their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever played. The 37-year-old eight-time champion won 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the pair’s 40th career meeting to move into his 31s...
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England storm into World Cup final after eight wicket win over Australia England storm into World Cup final after eight wicket win over Australia
England snuffed out Australia's title defence and stormed into the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five times champions in the second semi-final on Thursday. Eoin Morgan's men dismissed Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lop-sided battle between the hosts and the holders at Edgbaston. ...
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Persistent rain forces New Zealand, India semi-final into reserve day Persistent rain forces New Zealand, India semi-final into reserve day
The opening 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand will be played over two days after rain at Old Trafford prevented the match finishing as scheduled on Tuesday. New Zealand were 211-5 off 46.1 overs when persistent rain worsened sufficiently for the umpires to halt play at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) with 23 balls left in the innings. But after mo...
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India move to top after clinical victory over Sri Lanka India move to top after clinical victory over Sri Lanka
Batsman Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit five centuries in a single World Cup as India cantered to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group match against Sri Lanka on Saturday Sharma smashed 103 off 94 deliveries as semi-finalists India chased down their target of 265 in 43.3 overs to end the league stage with seven wins, one defeat and one washout. Sharma's o...
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Pakistan knocked out of 2019 World Cup Pakistan knocked out of 2019 World Cup
Pakistan have been knocked out of the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan needed to dismiss Bangladesh for seven runs, after setting them a target of 316 runs at Lord’s on Friday, in order to qualify for the semi-finals of the mega event ahead of New Zealand on basis of a better net run-rate. Net run-rate can only be boosted by so much ...
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Netherlands reach first World Cup final with extra-time rocket Netherlands reach first World Cup final with extra-time rocket
LYON: A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent European Champions the Netherlands into their first women’s World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday. The 24-year-old midfielder scored in the 99th minute when she collected a deflected pass outside the box and struck it expertly into the bottom right corner of the goal to put the Dutch i...
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England thrash New Zealand to book semi-final berth England thrash New Zealand to book semi-final berth
Opener Jonny Bairstow's second successive hundred laid the foundation for England's 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semi-finals of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup on Wednesday. It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in the final. ...
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India knocks out Bangladesh to clinch semi-final spot India knocks out Bangladesh to clinch semi-final spot
India booked their place in the semi-finals of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup with a 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Victory saw two-time former champions India join reigning title-holders Australia in the last four with a match to spare, while this result ended Bangladesh's slim hopes of advancing to the knockout phase. For the second match in a r...
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Sri Lanka triumph despite Pooran special Sri Lanka triumph despite Pooran special
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup on Monday as Nicholas Pooran's counter-attacking knock of 118 went in vain for the Caribbean side. Chasing 339 to win, West Indies lost Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope to Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga's fierce spell with the new ball. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer added 49 but wickets fell at regula...
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